SlashGear got a good close-up look at Acer's main competitor in the 10-inch tablet category ... the Iconia Tablet A500. Designed to go head to head with both the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Iconia is powered by NVidia's Tegra 2 processor for 1080p HD video playback that seems to be the tablet's main selling point.
Specs include the standard bevy of features including WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity, along with USB and HDMI connectors and dual cameras including a 5 megapixel picture taker on the back, and a basic webcam on the front for video chat in HD. The Iconia Tab has a gorgeous 13.3mm brushed aluminum case as well.
Plans are to run Android 3 (Honeycomb), which has been on the radar of all Android tablet makers since CES, and SlashGear posits that if Acer can get the price lower that most, it could trigger a drop from the above $1,000 price point that most are obsessed with. The Iconia Tab will go on sale in April, 2011.